As 2008 comes to a close and we are inundated with "best of" lists, I thought it might be handy to compile our own list here, from sites that EFL members have personally checked out and found worthwhile. Best of all (for me), this thread can serve as a storage point for links as we want to refer back to these resources in the coming year, but can't remember where we found or put them!
The most comprehensive and informative slide show I have seen to date comes from The New York Times, 2008- The Year in Pictures
The show is divided into 8 sections.
The interesting aspect of this slideshow is its depth and interactivity. All the photos have captions that help put the image in context.
Many of the photos have a "related"
button, that sends the viewer to more images and articles about the subject, and some photos also have an "audio"
button that when clicked plays a file of the photographer describing the circumstances around taking the photograph.
There are 160 front photos in The World section, with many more images and articles embedded in the program. That's what I call a useful and informative archival system! BUT, I had to play around in photoshop to even grab a usable screen capture, saving the screen capture first as a PSD image before I could even crop. Is this a new level of filtering?
While The BIG Picture
wins hands down for quality of images and downloading ease, I like how this slideshow is integrated with the NYT database, so we can access the story behind the image with one click.